Odense: Malaysia’s Chan Peng Soon/Goh Liu Ying were forced to dig deep before overcoming World No. 29 Pranaav Jerry Chopra/Reddy N. Sikki of India 26-24, 13-21, 21-11 in the Denmark Open second round that lasted 58 minutes.
The World No. 6 Malaysian pair will face World No. 5 Seo Seung Jae/Chae YuJung of Korea in the last eight. Chan/Goh held a 2-2 career meeting record against Seo/Chae prior to Friday’s match-up, with Chan/Goh winning their last face-off at the 2019 Indonesia Open.
Another Malaysian mixed doubles pair, Goh Soon Huat/Shevon Jemie Lai however lost to eighth seeded Tang Chun Man/Tse Ying Suet of Hong Kong 15-21, 20-22 on Thursday.
Goh/Lai, who currently ranked 10th in the world, will face World No. 1 Zheng Si Wei/Huang Ya Qiong of China in the first round of French Open next week.
In men’s singles, World No. 1 Kento Momota of Japan dominated his second round battle against Sai B. Praneeth of India, winning 21-6, 21-14 and will play Rasmus Gemke of Denmark next.
Meanwhile, the 17-year-old An Se Young of Korea pulled off the largest upset of the day when she defeated the reigning World champion PV Sindhu of India 21-14, 21-17 in 41 minutes to meet Carolina Marin of Spain on Friday.